Antonio Rigozzi is the partner in charge of the sports arbitration practice at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler. He has extensive arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution experience across all the main areas of sports law, in a wide array of sports including football, Formula 1, sailing, athletics, ice hockey, swimming and cycling. As counsel, he represents and advises athletes, teams and sports-governing bodies before the CAS, the BAT and the Swiss courts.
His clients include many elite-level athletes and top clubs and teams as well as prominent sports-governing bodies such as FIFA, UEFA and the UCI. Antonio also serves as an arbitrator or mediator in sports-related disputes outside the CAS or BAT and chairs the Arbitral Tribunal of Swiss Athletics.
As a professor of law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Antonio teaches international arbitration and sports law, including anti-doping law. He regularly lectures for several LLM programmes in Switzerland and abroad, such as the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, of which he is the scientific director for the legal module. He is also the author of one of the main reference works on international sports arbitration (L'arbitrage international en matière de sport, 2005, 880p.), and publishes extensively on topics related to sports and/or international arbitration.